Omni Admissions emerged from Anna Maria Padula e Marcella Turazza's desire to create a professional and highly specialized educational consulting practice, bringing to Italy the methodological rigor and professional ethics of international best practices

Anna Maria Padula

With more than 20 years’ experience in communications, Anna Maria Padula e Marcella Turazza became familiar with issues in education by attending to their children’s international educations. They experienced for themselves the complexities involved for Italian families choosing where a child should continue studies abroad, and they later decided to put their international professional experience and in-depth knowledge of Italian and foreign education systems to good use in a specialized educational consulting practice. Together they founded Omni Admissions, adding to their strategic communications, coaching and project management expertise the experience and know-how of a team of qualified mother tongue advisors.

Marcella Turazza


Omni Admissions’s advisors have many years’ experience in selective international admissions processes and in one-to-one coaching of high school students. A mother tongue advisor guides each student in interview preparation and review of personal statements and essays. Omni Admissions advisors use an approach inspired by the Socratic method, eliciting responses from the student so that the essay is unique and reflects his or her personality, goals and interests.

Omni Admissions advisors have worked on successful applications to selective US and Europe universities, including Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and Wellesley College in the US; Cass Business School, City University London, IE University, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Loughborough University, Royal Holloway, Swansea University, The University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, The University of Warwick in Europe.


Omni Admissions boasts a network of international partners specialized in preparing students for college entrance and language tests. It has established solid relationships with prestigious boarding schools, university summer programs and sports academies.


Anna Maria Padula is associate member of HECA.
Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza are both associate members of OACAC.